Complex Bills of Material (BOM) can pose problems because they require coordination among team members from design, manufacturing, quality control and procurement. Often there are multiple sites, systems and teams that access different versions of the data at different times. Alternative methods of BOM management and changing impact analysis require users to consult many systems to gather the necessary data. Yet once the data is gathered, most Bill of Materials software solutions fail to handle the complexities of the differing perspectives of the BOM that are needed by each group.
Designed for use by manufacturers whose stock items are often sold as clusters at set-group prices. This module allows distributors, assemble-to-order industries, and other smaller manufacturers to concentrate on other critical business issues without tying themselves up with multiple manufacturing processes.
Ease of Use
The Kitting (BOM) module provides a Build Queue window where you can review your current kitting queue status (what kits have been started, what shortages you have and what has not been started yet). You can jump right into your Production Entry window where your kits are built which displays (components added to kit builds and labor logged). This single point of entry makes logging labor and production transactions simple. Distributors can identify labor as part of the kitting process, thus dramatically improving product costing, as well as with subsequent pricing of products and kitting process.
Creating BOM (Kit) Items
BOM (Kit) items are created by packaging units of other items together. One example: You could assemble a complete car for sale or sell each part as a separate item. You may also package a few mini-kits consisting of the frame, wheels, motor, seat and transmission — all for you to assemble into a master kit.
Schema (formula) Maintenance is enhanced further to allow a non-stock item to be designated as a component of a kit item, thus saving resources and time spent searching superfluous records for non-stock items. BOM items can be pre-built according to a schema defined through a Schema Setup Menu function and then stocked in inventory (or built only as needed).